Our People


David Gu 顾大卫

Solicitor Director 首席律师
Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law 认证移民法专家

David Gu is the Solicitor Director of ProActive Legal and has extensive experience in practising in Australia immigration law.

He is also an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW, one of only 36 currently in New South Wales. Even for the whole of Australia, there is currently less than 80 Accredited Specialists in Immigration Law among some 5500 registered migration agents.

 

What is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law?

In the legal profession an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law is a solicitor who has demonstrated high level of competence in Australian immigration law and policies and has been awarded Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society.

To become an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law a solicitor must complete at least five years of practice with at least three years of extensive experience in immigration law. They are then required to undertake and pass the Law Society’s rigorous oral and written examinations. To maintain Specialist Accreditation, they must undertake on-going training in the area of immigration law, in addition to that required of other solicitors.

 

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Jeffrey Johnson

Special Counsel

Jeffrey joined ProActive Legal as a consultant in June 2013 after being employed by Christopher Levingston & Associates for 5 years and earlier by Bartier Perry solicitors for 13 years.  His litigation experience began in 1977, when he was employed in Magistrates Courts Administration.

In 1987, Jeffrey was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours.  After graduating as a lawyer he was employed in the legal branches of the State Pollution Control Commission (which became the Environment Protection Authority) and later the Sydney Water Board.

Jeffrey has been admitted to the Supreme Court (1987) and the High Court (1993) and specialises in commercial litigation and resolution of disputes concerning in particular –

  • Wills and estates
  • Contracts
  • Real estate
  • Environment and planning
  • Marital and de facto relationship property.

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Annie Qiao 乔可倩

Solicitor 律师

Annie Qiao is a Solicitor at ProActive Legal. She is also a Registered Migration Agent.

Annie Qiao has degrees in Law in both China and Australia. Annie graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2013 and was admitted as a Solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court ands the High Court of Australia in the same year.

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Jenny Chin 钱詠恩

Solicitor 律师

Jenny Chin has been working at Proactive Legal since February 2016.  She has been admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia as a Solicitor.

Jenny graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a combined degree in a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). She is experienced in assisting people with a diverse cultural background and is genuinely committed to helping clients find the most suitable solution to achieve their migration goals.

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Luan Whitworth

Administrative Assistant

Luan joined ProActive Legal in October 2015 as a part-time Administrative Assistant.

She is currently studying towards a combined degree in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at the University of Technology, Sydney.